Presented on Wednesday, May 17, 1989 at Quarry Farm.
Edgar M. Branch is Research Professor Emeritus of English at Miami University and this spring's Distinguished Academic Visitor. He has authored three books and many articles on Twain and is co-editor of manh of the volumes in The Works of Mark Twain prepared by the Mark Twain Project for publication by the University of California Press. Professor Branch is a member of the Project's Board of Directors and is currently editing Roughing It for the Project's definitive multi-volume collection of Twain's work. He will share with us a talk he gave last December in New Orleans as the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Mark Twain Circle of America: "Old Times on the Mississippi: Biography into Art."